Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors

Last Updated: 11/30/2022 2:26 PM

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If you reached this from the "hot button" on the home page, please visit the high school guidance page for even more resources. Current college students, please click here

This is the “landing page” for approximately 2,000 links to scholarship opportunities for high school students (college students may also be eligible for some of these, but there is a separate page devoted to you!). Unfortunately it was far too much data for one page, so I had to break it up into SIX pages - (#, A-B) (C-E) (F-J) K-N) (O-Si) (Sk-Z) - that will be updated regularly, so check often! It definitely can seem overwhelming, but should be a time-saver for several reasons: 

I have tried to keep descriptions as brief but informative as possible. I have also chosen NOT to share those that charge "entry fees," have geographic limitations, or request your banking information (instead of sending a check to you or your college). I have tried to indicate "School Exclusive," "Local," "Regional" and "State" where appropriate if you want to narrow your choice, as well as "Institutional" for college-specific opportunities. You can also use the "Find" function to search by due date or keyword.

ALL LINKS were tested before posting; again in April 2022; and are in the process of being updated again in November 2022! If a listing has a "verified" date, that means the published deadline is within 6 months of that date. However, sometimes deadlines and even web pages change, and due to the sheer number of opportunities, I may not be able to keep up with every update. If a page has moved, simply copy the name and paste into a search box in a new window, or notify me so I can help you find it. Also, do NOT wait until the deadline in case it has been moved!

A number in (parenthesis) after the amount indicates the number of awards offered.

Please have the following items ready, as many applications require some or all:

  • College Acceptance Letter

  • Cover Letter

  • Current Transcript

  • Photograph

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA**

  • Up to 3 reference letters

  • Updated Resume

  • Additional requirements are listed with each scholarship.

  • NOTE: The GPA listed is the MINIMUM required unless otherwise specified.

  • Essays typically show the MAXIMUM word or page count.

When finished on this page, find opportunities here:

 (#, A-B) (C-E) (F-J) (K-N) (O-Si) (Sk-Z)

**Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Seniors and their parents can complete the FAFSA beginning in October of the senior year. Upon completing the FAFSA, you will get a Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). This is used to determine eligibility for need-based aid from the college of your choice and may be requested on scholarship applications. It's not too early to request your FSA ID (both the senior and one parent need one!), which serves as your electronic signature when you file.